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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [28th July, 2017] – Day 15

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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [28th July, 2017] – Day 15

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1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry: (2 x 5 =10 marks)

  1. Nandi Hills
  2. Punpun river
  3. Daman
  4. Husainsagar lake
  5. Cuttack

2. Briefly explain the following terms in not more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 =25 marks)

  1. Functional classification of towns
  2. Sphere of urban influence
  3. Satellite towns
  4. Urban growth versus urban development
  5. Solid waste management in urban areas

3. Discuss the concept sustainable urban development, its principles, objectives and strategies. Has the Smart City project have incorporated these aspects? Critically examine. (20 marks)


4. What is rural urban fringe? How do they emerge? Discuss their characteristics, problems and potential. (15 marks)


5. Urbanisation if not anticipated and planned properly can become an infrastructure nightmare. Do you agree? Substantiate with the help of suitable examples. (15 marks)

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